A few weeks ago, I was sent by my company to do a 2 day intense training course called ‘Business Acumen’, where we were split into groups of 4 and had to run our own business. Surprisingly I was appointed as the CEO of our company! Gosh I have no idea how to run a business and certainly don’t know how to be a good CEO. But thankfully my team mates were great and very supportive of each other :) Even though our company was fake and it was a game, we were all very serious and it was actually very tiring, going through the facts and figures and trying to make the best decision.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Fake CEO’s need to eat well :P Mr Bao was very sweet and drove me to the training site because it’s too hard to find parking, so in return, I offered to take him out for breakfast. I wanted to take him somewhere special and not just have bacon and eggs, so I did some research the night before and found that the Meatball and Wine Bar was now serving breakfast as well!
We have never had meatballs for breakfast so was intrigued to try. We got there just past 7am and they were still setting up the tables, but the waiter was very friendly and immediately showed us a table. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Meatball & Wine Bar empty and quiet, as usually it’s packed full of people.
The breakfast menu was quite simple – balls, balls and more balls :P I can’t help but think of the Queen of Balls hahaha you know who you are! The concept was quite similar to their lunch and dinner menu where it mainly focuses on meatballs with sauce of your choice.
I chose the Baked eggs and balls with beans and chose the pork meatball, they did have a vegetable meatball option as well :) I really liked the flavour of the meatball and thought it went very well with the red sauce and the end. But found the beans to be slightly undercooked and a little firm. But I understand that we were the first customers and the kitchen may not have had enough time to cook them.
Mr Bao ordered the Breakfast sliders with an egg ball with bacon and red sauce. This seemed a little heavy for me but…if he can have a burger for breakfast I’m sure sliders will be fine too :P I thought the idea of the egg ball was very clever, and the waiter told me that they created it by baking the egg in a round tin in the oven, like the ones used to make cake pops ~ Now I’m interested to borrow that idea next time I have a party. Mr Bao liked his sliders commenting the buns were soft and fluffy, however, would have liked the egg balls to have some more seasoning.
We both got up at around 5:30am and could barely keep our eyes open so had to have a latte ~ The coffee provider is ‘Dukes Coffee Roasters’. I think the barista knew we were really tired because it was quite strong but didn’t have any bitter aftertaste ~
We probably wouldn’t have meatballs for breakfast on a daily or weekly basis, but on the odd occasion I think it’s actually quite nice and fun :) It also helped fill me up until lunchtime which was great since I didn’t have a lot of time to eat. Fake CEO’s are so busy :P
As for the game? I think I have potential to become a REAL CEO :D My team won the challenge making 15 million in profits and won a bottle of wine each! I learned so much from the Business Acumen training and now understand why companies make the decisions they do. Just curious, my lovely Readers are any of you a CEO or business owner and how do you make important business decisions in a short period of time?